( Cincinnati ) - President Biden is going to be in Cincinnati Wednesday afternoon.
He'll reportedly visit the IBEW training facility on Glenway near Boudinot before he'll take questions at a CNN town hall to be held at Mount Saint Joseph University at 8pm. The school issued a statement saying it's both "humbled and honored" to host the event. "The University [sic] has always been and will continue to be a diverse and inclusive place where people from different races, ethnicities, social backgrounds, beliefs, and religions can come together," the statement reads. That statement goes on to say that the Sisters of Charity, who sponsor MSJ, were not involved in the agreement to schedule the event.
Mount Saint Joseph University operates independent of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, and Archbishop Schnurr released a statement Tuesday saying he was not consulted, and he would not have invited the president. Joe Biden is only the second practicing Catholic to be elected president, but he considers himself pro-choice when it comes to abortion rights. Schnurr's statement did not specifically say why he was not in favor of the presidential visit.
President Biden is expected to arrive around 3:40pm and he'll leave for Washington around 9:55pm. The specifics of his planned route are being kept under wraps for security reasons, but affected roads will be closed when he's travelling.
It's possible Wednesday's Reds game against the Mets will be ending right around the time Air Force One lands, so drivers should expect delays in the afternoon commute.